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DeLauro to speak an annual Terry Backer dinner

April 26, 2017 GMT

STRATFORD — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., will be on hand for the annual Terry Backer Dinner on Sunday at noon, in the Blue Goose Restaurant, 326 Ferry Blvd., Stratford.

The dinner, hosted by the Stratford Democratic Town Committee, commemorates the life of Terry Backer, a former Merchant Marine office who also worked as an arborist and as a lobsterman prior to being elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1993 from Stratford’s 121st Assembly District. Backer died in December 2015 from brain cancer.

The dinner will honor three local Democrats: Richard Brown, Anna Scala, and Harold Watson.

Brown and Scala will receive the Stratford Democratic Lifetime Achievement Award and the Robert Galello Outstanding Service Award, respectively. Watson is Stratford’s Democrat of the Year.

Tickets and information about the journal for the dinner are available by visiting http://www.stratforddemocrats.com/or by calling 203-378-2837 or 203-727-7620. The dinner is $40 per person. Checks must be payable to Stratford Democratic Town Committee.

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